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Blog Tour: Nothing Is As It Was

The Bandwagon is thrilled to participate in the Nothing Is As It Was blog tour. The Climate-Fiction Charity Anthology is published by Retreat West on 3 May and proceeds will go to charity. A collection of short stories and flash fictions on the theme of climate change from established and emerging authors who all care about our [...]

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Curly Girl Method: Cruelty Free

First of all, I need to apologise for being so quiet here. I'm pretty swamped with work, I've just submitted book one to the copyeditor, and I'm in the middle of writing book two. So it's all a bit mad here! Visit my author site for more info on my books. Readers of this blog [...]

#HomeToVote: Ireland’s referendum to repeal the eighth amendment set for May 25th 2018

If you, like me, try to keep abreast of all news concerning abortion and women's reproductive rights, you will know that a referendum has been set for the 25th of May 2018 in Ireland, to consider whether the country should repeal the eighth amendment. The eighth amendment criminalises abortion in all cases, except where continuing [...]

Debut novel acquired by Bookouture

I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that my debut novel, The Diary, has been acquired by Bookouture! The Diary is a tense and gripping thriller about the insular effects of strong teenage friendships and their ability to hide our most devastating lies. Lauren returns to her home town for the ten-year anniversary of her sister Hannah’s death [...]

One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick

Usually around this time of year, The Bandwagon hosts the Cornish Reading Challenge. Sadly, due to other commitments, the challenge isn't happening this year. But to cheer me up, I was given a copy of One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick to review. Against the beauty of Cornwall, a story of two women struggling with [...]

Author Spotlight: Dan Jones

The Bandwagon presents Dan Jones, author of Man O'War, described as "a savage, electrifying SF debut that smashes together our greatest hopes and fears for emerging technology". Struggling jellyfisherman Dhiraj Om is praying for a good catch to make ends meet. So when a valuable pleasure robot called Naomi is caught in his nets, he senses [...]

28th February 2018: International Day of Hygge

I love the hygge trend. I'm definitely someone who loves home comforts, cosy blankets and cups of tea. Hygge can also translate as self-care. As someone with a chronic illness, I have to take care of myself, and there's nothing I love more than snuggling on the sofa, surrounded by candles and soft throws and that [...]